276 Plain St, Rockland, MA 02370, USA
Owned By: Sterling Golf Management
18-hole golf course, open to the public. Adjacent to the Rockland Rail Trail.
Rockland Golf offers two ways to play: The Challenge Course (18 par-3 holes) and the Players Course (an Executive 18-Hole course, with 12 par-3s and 6 par-4s).
According to the Rockland Open Space Plan (2008), “In 2003, the former operator of the Rockland Golf Course sold the property to a developer who intended to reduce the course to a 9-hole format, and develop senior housing on the remainder of the site. However, the Town of Rockland successfully challenged the legality of the sale, as the land was previously assessed under Chapter 61B, which grants the Town the right of first refusal. The Trust for Public Land, a land conservation organization, subsequently purchased the property, and the Town of Rockland purchased a conservation restriction in 2008. The site is still operated as a golf course through a third party, but is now permanently protected from development.”
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
No trails but visit the Rockland Rail Trail, which passes right by.
Habitats and Wildlife
Lush greens surrounded by pines and oaks, with some streams, ponds, and rocky outcroppings.
Located within the watershed of French’s Stream, which flows southeast, into Hanover, merging with the Drinkwater River within Forge Pond Park. The Drinkwater River continues to flow southeast of Forge Pond, into Factory Pond. From there, the waterway turns east and is known as the Indian Head River. It joins Herring Brook in Pembroke and Hanover to form the North River, which flows 12 miles through Hanover, Pembroke, Norwell, Marshfield, and Scituate, to the Atlantic Ocean.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 75 acres
Hours: Seasonal hours. See website for details.
Parking: Ample on-site parking.
Cost: Rates vary.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Function hall, restaurant, benches.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: French's Stream (North River watershed)